Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

For those of us in the United States, today is Memorial Day, a national holiday to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. Please take a moment to remember those who helped guarantee your freedom by putting their lives on the line.

The weather is turning nicer, the promise of Summer is looming on the horizan. What better way to spend this holiday than in the great outdoors.

Picnic, anyone?

Thursday, May 26, 2011


On the same day and at the same time every week, her phone rings.

She knows who will be at the other end of the line, but she quickly answers anyway. She knows exactly what he is going to say.

"You're going to get a good spanking when I get home. Be ready."

She's heard those words many times before. Sometimes the tone is light and teasing. Other times he might sound strict and firm. The effect on her, however, is always the same. A sense of nervous anticipation overtakes her. Her pulse quickens. Her breathing becomes rapid. In spite of what he's promised, she can't wait for him to arrive. Or perhaps it's because of what he promised.

Either way, it doesn't matter. There's only one thing that's important right now. When she hears his car pull into the driveway--when she sees him approaching the front steps--when she hears the keys in the door--she knows what she must do.

"Be ready."

And even after all this time, even though it still sometimes amazes her.......she hurries to obey.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Liar, Liar

I don't like it when people lie to me. I'm just sayin'.......

I'm not talking about something like, "Why, no, there's no surprise birthday party for you tomorrow night." That, I can understand.

No, I'm talking about the big whoppers, the sort where you look me in the eye and flat-out tell me something that isn't true about important matters. I do not take kindly to bald-faced deception under those circumstances.

Maybe you think I can't handle it. Maybe you think you're sparing my feelings somehow by lying to me. You're wrong.

I can handle the truth. I may not be happy with what I hear, but eventually I'll work my way past it and be able to deal with it. The truth is better, pure and simple.

And as for "sparing my feelings" or not wanting to hurt me.........a noble sentiment, but just how hurt do you think I'm going to feel when I find out the truth? And the majority of the time, the truth does make itself known. Somehow or another, I find out.

And when I do.......there will be consequences. I'm just sayin'......

Saturday, May 14, 2011


Have any of you ever played the board game Balderdash?

It's a game of bluffing, guessing and just making stuff up in general. It's quite a lot of fun, actually. I seldom win, but I enjoy playing.

The game starts with someone ("The Reader") rolling the dice to selct a category. The person who rolled the dice then draws a card from the deck and reads from the appropriate category. There are five categories, and each category requires the other players, armed with pencil and paper, to answer differently.

In the version I've played, one of the categories is Words. The players are given an obscure word from the Dictionary. If they actually know the answer, they can write that down. If they don't know the answer, they make something up. Each person writes their answer down secretly, and gives their piece of paper to "The Reader".

"The Reader" then reads off all the answers that were turned in, including the correct answer which is written on the card they drew. It is then up to the players to guess which answer they heard is the correct answer.

If you knew what the Word actually meant, and wrote down the correct answer, you get a certain number of points. If you guess wrong, of course, you get no points. If someone guesses that what you wrote was the correct answer, you get a point. The points are kept track of by playing pieces moving along a track on the board. First one to the end of the track is the winner.

Other categories--

Names. You're given the name of somebody from History, usually someone pretty obscure. You have to guess or make up what they were famous for.

Dates. You're given a date in History (i.e., March 7, 1911). You guess or make up what happened on that date.

Movie Titles. You're given the name of a movie (for example, "Havana Cabana"). You try to guess the plot, or make up what the movie is about.

The final category is Initials. "The Reader" gives a set of initials--S.P.A.N.K., for example. You guess what the letters stand for or, if you don't know, you make up an answer ("Society for the Preservation of Adult Naughty Kids").

As you can see by the title of this post, I've listed a set of initials. Go ahead and guess what they stand for. (Some of you, I'm sure, already know.) I'd probably make up an answer such as The Papaya, Mango And Apricot Store.

Okay, now you know why I seldom win.

The correct answer is nothing that esoteric. It stems directly from the recent Royal Wedding, the lovely sister of the bride, and the beautiful dress she wore as Duchess Catherine's Maid of Honor.

The dress was stunning, as is she. But apparently, her role as Maid of Honor involved some stretching and bending, causing her to stretch against the fabric, resulting in photos like this--much to the delight and heartfelt appreciation of, oh, let's just say "certain members of the viewing public".

Just how appreciative were they? There is now a Facebook page devoted to her....or maybe that should be, to her bum.

And now you know what the initials stand for. Click on the picture above if you need a closer look.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Two Important Dates In History

We just passed two very important dates on the calendar.

The first, of course, was yesterday.

May the Fifth -- Cinco de Mayo.

Cinco de Mayo (the "Fifth of May") is celebrated nationwide in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla. The date is observed in the U.S. as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War.

In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguin.

(I got this information from Wikipedia, so hopefully it's correct.)

The other important date, of course, was the previous day, also known as "Star Wars Day".

I know some of you are thinking, "Star Wars Day???" You heard me correctly.

May the with you.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Feeling Nostalgic?

The good old days, like Billy joel said in one of his songs, weren't always good. I think the young ladies in these drawings would probably agree with that sentiment.

It's hard to believe that some people would get nostalgic about being spanked in the long-ago-when-I-was-young days, but let's face it--some women needed that discipline and guidance. Luckily for them, these days there are plenty of boyfriends and husbands who are willing to take up where "Papa" left off!

I wonder if the artist traced or re-used the image of the spanking somehow. The spankee looks to be identical in each drawing. The spanker could be the same figure, too, with some minor changes made to his clothing, hair style and color, the glasses. It doesn't make the drawings any less enjoyable, mind you. It's just me being curious.

Click on the images to enlarge.